The reason for this trip is to lend moral support to Lindsay, her husband Todd, and granddaughter Ellie as Ellie is having tubes inserted into her ears tomorrow morning first thing. I know from parenting my own children that these things are often more stressful and frightening for the parents than the patient.
As usual Ellie will arrive for her procedure in diva style, wearing her very own mini scrub suit.
As you can see, her scrubs, lab coat, and surgical cap are appropriately accompanied by a medical kit, stethoscope and thermometer.
Although none of my children ever had this procedure done, I hear nowadays it's fairly common. When a child has had a qualifying number of ear infections within a set amount of time, the child is eligible for ear tubes. Usually they fall out on their own after some time.
Hopefully this minor surgery will give Ellie some relief. She hardly finishes a round of antibiotics before the next infection begins, and this has been going on for some time.
In other news, the ugly immobilization boot came along with me for the trip on my left foot. No sooner did I arrive at Lindsay's home, than she demanded I let her "pimp it up."
Here is the finished snazzy boot:
That Lindsay, she's just so crafty. I wonder where she gets that.
I knew if I drove south far enough today, I'd find the sun. Just look at this bright little patch of sunshine I found!
And that's simply this fully-biased Germall's opinion.